Course Description

In this three-day class, candidates will learn how to use FortiMail to protect their network from existing email-borne threats, as well as use FortiSandbox to detect and block emerging threats.

In interactive labs, candidates will explore FortiMail's role as a specialized device, and how its features extend beyond FortiGate email filtering to provide both high-performance and in-depth security for business-critical communications.

Candidates will analyze email security challenges that administrators of small businesses and carriers face, and learn where and how to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot FortiMail.


  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Instructor-led online*
  • Self-paced online

* Private class only. Please contact their Fortinet Sales Representative for more information

Product Versions

FortiMail 5.3.8


  1. Email Concepts
  2. Basic Setup
  3. Access Control and Policies
  4. Authentication
  5. Session Management
  6. Antivirus and Content Inspection
  7. Antispam
  8. Securing Communications
  9. High Availability
  10. Server Mode
  11. Transparent Mode
  12. Maintenance and Troubleshooting


After completing this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Position FortiMail in an existing or new email infrastructure using any of the flexible deployment modes
  • Understand the system architecture of FortiMail: how email flows through its modules; how it applies intelligent routing and policies to email; and how it can protect the priceless reputation of their message transfer agent (MTA)
  • Use their existing LDAP server to manage and authenticate users
  • Secure email transmission using best-in-class technologies such as SMTPS, SMTP over TLS, and Identity Based Encryption
  • Throttle client connections to block MTA abuse
  • Block spam using sophisticated techniques such as deep header inspection, spam outbreak, heuristics, and the FortiGuard Antispam service
  • Eliminate spear phishing and zero-day viruses
  • Integrate FortiMail with FortiSandbox for advanced threat protection
  • Prevent accidental or intentional leaks of confidential and regulated data
  • Archive email for compliance
  • Deploy high availability (HA) and redundant infrastructure for maximum uptime of mission-critical email
  • Diagnose common email and FortiMail-related issues

*This course covers gateway and server mode in depth. This course also covers transparent mode, however, if candidates require a course on the use of transparent mode in carrier environments, candidates should order customized training.

Who Should Attend

Networking and security professionals involved in the administration and support of FortiMail.


  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and network security concepts
  • Experience with Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Public Key Infrastructure, Secure Sockets Layer, Transport Layer Security, Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is recommended

System Requirements

To take this course online, their computer must have the following:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Up-to-date web browser
  • PDF viewer
  • Speakers or headphones
  • HTML 5 support

Candidates should use a wired Ethernet connection, not a Wi-Fi connection. Firewalls, including Windows Firewall or FortiClient, must allow connections with the online labs.


This course prepares candidates for the FortiMail 5.3.8 specialist exam.

This is one of the courses that prepares candidate to take the NSE 6 certification exam.

How to Enroll

Click here and navigate to the NSE 6 section.